This collection is still in the process of collecting items, in the form of microfilm and musical scores, and will eventually contain nearly 3,000 scores of music written by women composers who lived and composed between 1500s and 1800s. The original purpose of this collection was to aid the Ars Femina Ensemble in their pursuit to study and perform music of women composers who lived before the 1800s. The collection contains physical musical scores, and positive and negative microfilm copies of musical work by women composers.
The Ars Femina Ensemble was formed in 1985 in Louisville Kentucky and is the original creator of the Ars Femina Archives, which is housed at Indiana University Southeast. The mission of the ensemble was to celebrate women's artistry in music through performance and educational outreach.
Ars Femina Archive Finding Aid and Content List on Archives Online
These concerts were funded by a Regional Research/Creativity Initiative Grant from IU Southeast written by Veronica Palensky and Melanie Hughes. The concerts were with the community partner Floyd County Library.
Originally presented on August 26th
Women's Equality Day
Virtual Location: Floyd County Library's Facebook Page
Originally Presented on September 25th, 2020
Josephine von Aurnhammer's Birthday
Virtual Location: Floyd County Public's Facebook Page
Palensky, V. (2020). Representing Women Composers through Digital Archives. Poster presentation at the 2020 Annual Meeting for Society of
American Archivists, Chicago IL. https://files.archivists.org/conference/2020/posters/P20.pdf
Palensky, V. (2020). Representing Women Composers through Digital Archives. Lecture presented at the Indiana University’s Digital Library Brown Bag Series, Bloomington IN. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/25803